(LAWJ-4038) - UNITS

As a compliment to a field placement in a prosecutor's office, the Prosecutor's Process Field Placement course will develop and integrate the skills learned in the field placement. The placement in a prosecutor's office provides students with the opportunity to work under the supervision of seasoned prosecutors and gain hands-on experience in the field of criminal law by assisting in the prosecution of actual cases. Students certified by the State Bar may appear on the record on cases to argue motions, conduct preliminary hearings, court trials or jury trials. This course runs concurrent with the field placement and meets regularly throughout the semester. Through readings, class discussions and written and oral exercises, the course will expose externs to a breadth of topics to specifically include: prosecutorial ethics, professionalism, case preparation, basic trial advocacy skills, case settlement negotiation strategy and best practices. Course participants will be offered multiple opportunities for performance, self-evaluation and feedback on their oral and written work and other professional skills obtained in the placement. Student eligible to enroll in Prosecutor's Process Field Placement Course must receive professor approval and be concurrently enrolled in a field placement in a prosecutor's office. A student may enroll in a field placement in a prosecutor's office in the fall and spring semesters from 1 to 10 units and for the summer session from 1 to 6 units.